Spoiler alert: there is a photo of a tremendously gorgeous and nude woman underneath this paragraph. You can bet it’s none other then the incredibly sexy Bar Refaeli, who Maxim recently gave the number 1 slot to in their “Hot 100″ List. And a well-deserved ranking it is, too. Whether you’re a Kate Upton fan or a Marisa Miller devotee, you’ve gotta admit that Israeli model Bar Refaeli tops the charts. New York Magazine’s Charlotte Cowles was lucky enough to score an exclusive, one-on-one phone interview with Bar about her recent title. Here’s a snippet:
“Ten minutes into our phone call with Bar Refaeli, her phone beeped for the fifth time. “Oh my god, someone keeps calling me and will not stop,” she said, apologizing profusely. Worrying it might be important, she finally answered it, only to return to the line a few seconds later, sighing with exasperation. “Ugh, this kid got my number, and he keeps calling me!” she exclaimed. Does this happen often? “It didn’t happen for a long time because I changed my number, but now I guess I have to change it again!” she said, laughing. Phone stalkers aside, Refaeli was cheerful and humble, gamely discussing her brand-new title as Number 1 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list, her underwear line (her dad prefers the long briefs), and her forthcoming reality show about modeling.
Congratulations on your new title. Did you vote for yourself?
No, I don’t even think I voted for it. I knew that I was nominated, but I never thought it could happen. Then my agency called me, and I was super excited and very honored.
You’ve been given that “sexy” title a lot throughout your career. Do you ever get tired of it? Are you ever like, Oh, another person’s telling me I’m sexy again.
No! Not at all, are you kidding? There’s a cover here, and a Sports Illustrated there, and there’s a title, you know, somewhere. And I never get used to it, because when I wake up in the morning I put on my baggy jeans and my T-shirt, and I feel not even close to being sexy. So when they come to me with these titles I’m like, Wow, I didn’t even know I’m sexy. You know, you forget it. It’s a really big compliment, like an alter ego kind of thing.”
To read the rest of Bar’s interview and find out her thoughts on her new underwear line, Under.Me., click here.
Thank you, Maxim, for featuring so many lovely photos of Miss Refaeli through the years. Thank you, NY Magazine, for tracking down the beautiful model and offering her interview to us, her devoted fans. And many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Refaeli, for producing such an incredibly stunning daughter and sharing her with the world! Bar, congratulations on a well-deserved title.